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egyptian tanks back on karros streets the army clears protesters from the area near the presidential palace where fierce clashes between pro and anti morsy demonstrators have left at least five dead. rumors group us news outlets that the syrian government is preparing to use chemical weapons just as washington a military intervention is under consideration. one a new online video emerges suggesting syrian rebels might be considering a chemical attack of their own. also israel's prime minister looks for reassurance during a visit to germany as e.u. allies get tough over palestinian statehood and illegal settlement building up top stories.
around the world on screen online international news and comment live from moscow syria's military is preparing to use chemical weapons against rebels and is awaiting final orders from president assad according to unnamed u.s. officials quoted in the american media washington says that would be all the reason it needs to intervene in the conflict and as artie's middle east correspondent reports the timing of these unsubstantiated revelations may not be coincidence these rumors are verified as if they are just allegations what they do suggest is that syria's military has been mixing chemical weapons and noting them into the allegations suggest that the syrian president bashar assad is reportedly planning to use these on his own people this comes as the u.s. military is making contingency plans should the syrian president bashar assad meet with the u.s. sources saying that they are aware that assad has received numerous asylum officers
at the same time the united states has the quarter he deployed the u.s. eyes and. start strike group which went through the suez canal from the persian gulf over the weekend and we understand according to reports that it is making its way to the syrian coast and it has been throughout this week now what this does indicate this latest development is that the united states now stands ready for direct military intervention in the syrian conflict so that is what we're hearing from various sources and various commentators who have been following the story closely there is at the same time some evidence emerging that rebel fighters might be allegedly planning some kind of chemical attack on syrian president bashar assad's supporters there is a video that has been posted online on thursday now it does show what is thought to be a rebel fighter feeding a chemical weaponry to rabbits and within a minute those records we will not show you how they died because the video is
disturbing this is in fact what the video has to say. you are a guy like these two rabbits you enemies of are do you believe in now. with our chemical and biological weapons look for yourselves b.c.b.s. rabbits' they inhaled chemical weapons bill one minute only and their date your destiny will be like them because you are supporters of the show. god is great god is great way to see we are from the our real science our chemical battalion we will kill you with our chemical weapons. the video has not been verified this is an important point to make but certainly the message it sends out is ominous. washington says president assad could resort to using chemical weapons out of despair as his government is on the verge of collapse but dr alamo heard that mohammed editor in chief of the syria tribune online magazine i spoke to a little earlier he believes those concerns are exaggerated. they have been saying
this for the past like eighteen months and this is so far gone and it's still there and it's not this oh the question is why with them or the syrian army has chemical weapons it's winning big round out the damascus airport battle not that we could go earth cruel death again and again why would. you predict that the us will intervene when it doesn't even meet the obvious if you have something that is scary but it's . worth the idea is this thing was built. to face the massive nuclear power nuclear power that israel. made it bringing out obviously. the syrian conflict again spills over into lebanon had to come from or why splits between those for and against syria's president according cross border violence which has already claimed four lives.
germany and israel of agree to disagree over the issue of jewish settlements on palestinian land that's the substance of chancellor merkel who stopped short of condemning is running actions actions which have left her european partners furious israel is facing increasing isolation on the continent offer it announced plans to build three thousand new homes on occupied palestinian territories germany initially criticized the move but it didn't join other states who called in israeli ambassadors to condemn it and nations between the two have been especially tense after germany abstain from the u.n. vote which grated palestine status in the organization german journalist men will often write a says that israel is used to going punished for its provocative actions. in the last decade we see there israel really was hampered by the west i don't know how many you were a resolution where against israel. how many sanctions the israel resolution sees really really follow. these. almost. and i
very much use. germany because we. are. very strong. so palestinian statehood and condemnation of israel's new settlements are driving a wedge between berlin and tell of the fact european shells are still being stopped with goods produced in areas by israel in illegal land grabs more coming up shortly . cashing in on america's soaring prison population we explore the cheap labor market behind bars that and other international news right after the break. well we take that break a little bit later because first we can go to egypt very shortly the egyptian army has cleared protesters from around the area in the car as presidential palace clashes between rival demonstrations that took place there overnight left at least
five dead and hundreds injured tanks were brought into supporters and opponents of president morsy forty each other into the early morning while reporter bill true joins me now live from karl rove with the latest. military have managed to calm things down somewhat but what is the situation like at the moment. but as you can probably see behind me there are hundreds gathered here as marches can decide the president. calling for the end of morsi. every singing his constitutional declaration. and i do think this is going to die down any anytime soon people are really very angry and. they won't allow him to not. know apart from deploying tanks just how the egyptian authorities responding to this ongoing turmoil. be seen a reaction on an official level in quite
a big. mannah for example we had at least six of most these aides resigned over the violence in addition to the heads of the state television and radio he resigned saying that he didn't believe the country should be managed in this way so really you know we've got we still got ongoing strikes by the judges in fact the heads of the referendum committee he's supposed to be managing this referendum that will that we will see next week for the constitution he also quit in protest against the behavior of the missing brother head organization but you know as we saw these really very violent clashes that left six people dead yesterday but what are people saying the people you will tell you do they see any solution at all to this current standoff. no no i mean they really are not going to back down i mean actually speaking to people today they feel that escalating they've said you know it's now no longer just about the constitution that curation was of course awarded morsi sweeping power as neither is it about the constitution referendum they're saying in fact that you know there's been bloodshed they've lost protesters who were killed
in these very very violent clashes yesterday and they will not step down they will not back off until morsy in fact steps down from power i'm really hearing a lot of a lot of chants saying you know mostly leave now as it's moving on from the constitution in fact i have a protester here with me right now his name is nicole and he was in the clashes yesterday and was heavily wounded in outside the presidential palace so you could you just tell me do you think that these caches these protests are going to die down anytime soon. well simple as this after six people dead and and before that three people killed i don't think these protests are going to die down anytime soon do you think it's more now about the fact that he's been bloodshed rather than these these power grabs the most amazing the last two weeks i think it's actually a little bit of both some people are objecting to morsi is constitutional declaration but most people who are out there yesterday in the clashes and who came here today came here because of all the people who are. killed yesterday nobody
likes how this is going away like how egypt is being polarized into between pro and anti morsi supporters and nobody likes where this is going so they're saying so please step down and sob defining the country anymore do you think if morsi was to say that day he takes back his constitution that gratian it would not be enough to protest is he saying that basically it's become a bigger issue now no after blood has been shed is definitely a bigger issue there's definitely escalation of demand it's not as simple as it was . made earlier today my colleague tom barton which on the streets of cairo he's his reports. you know things have got out of hand when the army has to be called in well here near the presidential palace in cairo tanks are indeed on the streets the army are reinforcing the barricades here and to mohamed morsi protesters chanting after immensely violent protests broke out yesterday
for many hours a jewel of flying stones and shoot with the two sides firing fireworks into each other's ranks as it were throwing molotov cocktails petrol bombs lighting cause and shopfronts hundreds of people injured reports of deaths as well because of all those flying stones. the ambulances having to work overtime and yesterday the police and the army nowhere to be nowhere in sight yesterday nowhere to be seen trying to break up those crowds of angry protesters and immensely violent situation on a degeneration of the political situation here with a constitutional standoff between mohamed morsi and his muslim brotherhood politicians on one side and the country's top judges and the opposition on the other the top justice on the opposition saying this draft constitution should never have got this far anyway it doesn't make enough. provision for minorities and
women's rights for example in modern egypt and that and that they will they do not want to take part of it in a referendum on that constitution it should never go ahead an absolute political standoff opposition supporters calling morsi a new photo album or pharaoh and they're saying that he should at the very least remove the extra powers that he gave himself the other week and probably now we're calling as they did two years ago against mubarak for the downfall of the regime that's why the army here that's why they're reinforcing the barricades and they just a few minutes ago had to break up the protesters as more stone throwing started just here outside the presidential palace the army broke that up there trying to maintain order here but the fear is that that political situation will manifest itself in more violence here on the streets of cairo. and there are to live here in
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and this. israel. maybe not this. tourist brochures but distinctive enough to show that after all these years siberia still that was like i knew where else. continues here in r.t. one area of america's economy which is thriving is its prisons packed to the rafters with criminals who make up a very lucrative and cheap labor force and explains businessmen spend millions to keep it that way. in the us the market for cheap labor is booming behind bars in the last fifteen years partnership between prisons and private manufacturers has increased significantly there are becoming america's very own chinese style manufacturing line behind prison walls prisons in fact advertise themselves such as
an alternative to outsourcing cheap labor to china or elsewhere on the web we came across this pitch that prisons prepared to persuade private sector companies to come and do business with them take a look. there is not enough folks that will do this type of work in this country so therefore we're bringing bringing back this industry that is actually has been going out of this country and we're putting it you know inside the walls and it's it's absolutely a perfect idea. i have a workforce that does not have car problems or babysitting center and there are always here and there always will come to learn bring your business or leave a wide variety of industries take advantage of prison labor among many other things prisoners make clothing textiles electronics furniture and even solar panels hundreds of companies have used prison labor directly or through subcontractors
including microsoft boeing starbucks tory secret and others. or federal tax. rate compensated up to forty percent of the way do you think. we'd. be. here in everything all of the general work in prison is mandatory and the choice many inmates have is whether to work for a government run prison industry for less than a dollar an hour or private one for a minimum wage or for around six dollars unique or is a government owned corporation that uses prison labor to produce all kinds of goods mainly for other government agencies one hundred seventy five different types of products and services you see the variety listed on the. web site they to partner up with private firms now last year unicorns revenue reached nine hundred million dollars as far as private prisons are concerned two of the country's biggest prison corporations made three point three billion dollars last year alone private prisons
are traded on that york stock exchange they are for profit companies and the savings that they reap from using inmate labor. go to their bottom line it's money they otherwise don't have to spend in order to keep. large prison populations and harsh sentences result in greater profits america's three major private prison companies spend around forty five million dollars over the past ten years on lobbying state and federal governments for supporting immigrant detention mandatory minimum sentences three strikes laws and other legislative measures that contribute to the growth of america's gigantic prison population one can argue about the many causes and effects of america's skyrocketing incarceration rate but since prisons became a for profit industry in the us thirty years ago the number of prisoners has gone up dramatically not to say that it was the only cause behind the spike but many are you will see part of it and now with the cheap labor market expanding behind
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all the e.u. strongly condemns the construction of israeli settlements its members are still happy to buy products with millions of dollars from them every year while those artes peter out of reports there are growing calls to ban trade which is illegal under international law. produce of israel except this isn't israel this is the jordan valley in the west bank and this farm is deemed illegal under international law the european union imports around three hundred million dollars worth of products from here each year now a group of twenty two n.g.o.s from across europe is looking to highlight the issue and it's published a report in which it claims e.u. imports make the settlements viable because they are produced in illegal settlements which are contrary to international humanitarian law should be banned out of the european union now if this is not possible at least the consumers have to have the possibility to. to decide for themselves if they want to buy products
which have been produced in the legal segment your c farmers this land is much concerned by the thoughts of european n.g.o.s he says he's here because his government told him it was ok to be here. because i was told he. saw my circle where i was told i could if tomorrow the state of israel tells me it's time to go i'll go i'm told i'm an occupier when i go to i was nothing if you . live in denmark and the united kingdom goods coming from settlements in the west bank already has to be marked differently to denote that it's not from israel the collective n.g.o.s want to see this implemented europe wide here in europe there are many people with ties to the middle east region and they want to make sure they know exactly where their produce is coming from this is are you sure this comes from spain. is
a palestinian living in germany she has family in the west bank and says the israeli checkpoints mean palestinian farmers are losing out to the settlers even even the few think they get jordan they checkpoints keep them at the checkpoints for days and. and then you can't leave the rest of us anymore those behind the report into trade between the settlements in europe say they are trying to organize any kind of witch hunt we're not talking about boycotting jews over here we're not talking about even boycotting israel as old we're talking about making a difference differentiating between. legal israeli products which should be. by european citizens as much they want course the short and second products which are totally legal and should be banned and people should not buy them peter all over r t. to some other international news now that have been mass evacuations from
part one as a result of the explosion of a chemical container in the city's poor area local media reports that it's caused public transport chaos in the argentine capital with many services cancelled a toxic cloud has formed in the sky above the city but officials say it poses no serious danger. student protests marking the fourth anniversary of the shooting of a teenager by a policeman turned violent in greece in athens effects of protesters holed rocks and petrol bombs with tear gas and stun grenades used in response fifteen year old alexandros was shot dead in athens in two thousand and eight sparking major riots across the country a police officer responsible was jailed for life because it was decided the teenager posed no threat. to typhoon bopha which has been battering the philippines for the last two days is now claimed almost three hundred fifty lives the storm moved away from populated areas on wednesday tens of thousands fled their homes as heavy rains and high winds rolled across southern and central regions of
the country cutting off power in two provinces rescue teams have been working in the worst hit areas but it's feared the number of casualties will rise. the congolese m twenty three rebel group is to hold talks with the country's government in neighboring uganda that's after militants from the group drew from the strategic city of goma remain in air is nearby and thirty three leaders says the meeting to discuss political and constitutional issues should involve the opposition as well as civic organizations the u.n. report said that rwanda is backing the rebels as a means of trying to secure control of resource rich parts of condoms to try. to bring it up as they come and i'll be back in thirty five minutes from now the news continues in the meantime we head off to washington. and couple accounts with the industry off but.
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good afternoon welcome to capital account i'm lauren lyster here in washington d.c. these are your headlines for wednesday december fifth two thousand and twelve while the world how it's economic cast on the u.s. fiscal problems or the drama in europe what might be we be missing elsewhere say japan the former c.e.o. of the japanese company olympus michael woodford is here he went from sea level executive to whistleblower he's here to talk about the one point seven billion dollar fraud he exposed as well as what he thinks about war and your business practices and economic help in japan and president obama says he'd love to have a business leader for his economic team this term but he says it is just so hard to recruit why. the confirmation process has become so miserable
so drawn out. now it may not get as much play but how does senate confirmation get in the way of properly policing the financial sector will have a reality check plus former senator alan simpson has been a guest on this show and he has a new message for millennial. used to grammy your breakfast in the world and giving on you tube show you can see getting the stuff. we will talk more about what's behind the debt related directive in loose change let's get to today's capital account.